Issue May 2015

Combiguards & Fert tablets

Do you want every plant to have the best chance of a boosting through salt winds, animal browse or a drought in your big...

Otaki Museum

Have you seen the latest items in Otaki Remembers World War I? There is a focus on Gallipoli where twelve local men died a...

Major Planting Season Ahead

Friends of the Otaki River embark on another busy planting season commencing Saturday 16 May with the Otaki New World Planting Day. 5,100 native trees...

A Couple of Decades On: Murray Georgel

Long standing MidCentral Health CEO Murray Georgel retires this month after sixteen years After a few years as deputy and general manager of Finance he...

Autumn

Darkening skies, gloomy mornings and early nights. Some people hate it. It heralds the cold of winter, of less time in the garden enjoying...

Otaki Historical Society

There was a disappointingly small turnout for the recent speaker on 7 April, and those who stayed away missed a stunning display of Pip...

Rangiatea Church gets new paint

It would have been hard to not to spot the Keep Out — Building site signs on the Rangiatea Church gates in recent weeks...

What’s that twiggy plant?

The divaricating branching system is an iconic feature of many New Zealand native plants and is characterised by tight branching and small leaves. Some...

Focus on carrots and parsnips

Carrots and parsnips from your own garden have an earthy sweetness about them — once tasted the shop-bought ones may never taste the same. These...

Kapiti Libraries at the Forefront

For those who embrace new technologies and like the idea of borrowing ebooks from the library, help is at hand with our district libraries...

Editorial: Whose Beach is it Anyway?

The Otaki Mail has become aware of dangerous, irresponsible driving on Otaki Beach. There has always been a tension between the common belief that...

Buying a new laptop? New is not always better

If you are faced with the task of replacing your aging laptop you would be safe in assuming a new laptop would be both...

Roses

Duc de Cambridge is from the Damask rose family — the family of roses that rose oil and rose water are traditionally made from....

Changes to Employment Law

There were some significant changes to Employment Law as from 6 March 2015. These changes mainly affect employees’ and employers’ rights relating to flexible...